A sweet festive tradition – or perhaps the zenith of a capitalist takeover of culture, depending on how Grinch-like you’re feeling today – the John Lewis Christmas advert song has, over the past decade, become one of the biggest talking points of the festive season. The formula is simple: take a classic song (always by a man), slow it down, add some gentle piano and swelling strings, and make it approximately five times more mawkish. The resulting cover, usually sung by an up-and-coming (often female) singer, soundtracks a whimsical Christmas tale extolling the joys of commercialism. Some, predictably, are terrible. Others are perfectly pleasant, and a precious few are actually pretty good. Here is every John Lewis advert song since the ancient tradition began (2008), ranked. 10. Vaults – “One Day I’ll Fly Away” by Randy Crawford (2016) This was the biggest commercial flop of the lot, and it’s not particularly hard to see why – … [Read more...] about Every John Lewis Christmas ad song ranked
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JOHN Lewis will soon be releasing their Christmas advert. Here's everything we know so far... When is the John Lewis Christmas advert released? An exact date has not been announced for the release of the John Lewis Christmas ad. For the past two years it was brought out on November 10. It seems that we'll have to wait a bit longer for it this year...but not too long. The budget for the ad has been reported as £10million - that's £3million more than last year's. Is Elton John singing the song for the John Lewis Christmas ad? Rumours started to suggest that Elton John would be in the ad when a "teaser trailer" went viral on Twitter. The clip shows an astronaut design bauble on a tree with Rocket Man playing in the background and a mysterious figure sitting at a piano. But it was later revealed to be a festive prank by radio DJ Chris Moyles. However it has been claimed that Elton John was paid £5million for his one-off appearance, which sees him playing the piano at … [Read more...] about When is the John Lewis Christmas ad released and is Elton John singing the 2018 song?
JOHN Lewis will soon be releasing their Christmas ad. But what is this year's theme and when is it out? - here's everything we know... When is the John Lewis Christmas ad released? An exact release date for the John Lewis Christmas advert has still not been confirmed. However it has come out on November 10, for the last two years. The ad is likely to be released anytime from today (Nov 6) until November 11. What is the theme of the John Lewis Christmas ad 2018? John Lewis have not released any details of this year's Christmas advert. However, Twitter fans went into meltdown over a viral clip which some think could be a teaser trailer. It shows a bauble on a Christmas tree with an astronaut design as Elton John's Rocket Man plays in the background. Someone in a brightly coloured outfit can then be seen sitting at a piano which fuelled rumours that Elton John will appear in the advert. ROCKET MAN Is this the John Lewis Christmas advert teaser trailer featuring Elton John? FESTIVE CHEER … [Read more...] about When is the John Lewis Christmas ad released and what is this year’s theme?
It's become as much a part of Christmas as watching The Queen's Speech and your dad falling asleep in the sofa after polishing off a massive turkey dinner. Indeed, the launch of each year's festive John Lewis advert is something we've come to look forward to - some recent classic campaigns, from trampolining animals to the Man on the Moon, providing more than their fair share of water cooler moments the next day in work. And even relative flops - like last year's poorly received Moz the Monster and its riff on childhood imaginary friends - have ended up becoming a talking point for many on social media. So, while we wait patiently to see what 2018's efforts will bring, here's everything we know as yet about what to expect. When's it released? No exact date at the moment, but - according to The Mirror - sometime during the second week of November seems to be a good bet given that the last two ads hit our screens on November 10. What's it about? Well, if the rumours are true, the star of … [Read more...] about Everything you need to know about John Lewis Christmas ad
Once upon a time, it was the Coca-Cola's seasonal advert that signalled the start of Christmas. But for several years now, John Lewis’s legendary Christmas advert has got us excited about decorating trees and wrapping presents. We’ve had tear-jerkers aplenty, and there’s almost always a cute animal involved (Bare and the Hare anyone?) As the festive season fast approaches us, here’s what we know so far about the John Lewis Christmas ad: When will John Lewis' Christmas ad be released? The date is being kept hush-hush, but reports have bookmarked the second week of November for the big reveal. In 2017 and 2016, the ads were out on November 10 whilst the 2015 ad was out four days earlier. In other words, we don’t have long to wait! Who’s singing in the Christmas advert this year? Previous artists to lend their voice to the John Lewis ad have included Lily Allen and Gabrielle Aplin, so we’re all on the edge of our seats as to who will be following … [Read more...] about John Lewis Christmas ad 2018: Release date, song and predictions